Mysterious Stranger

By - Systems Librarian May 1st, 2017


Who is this mysterious stranger seen lurking in the archives? You will need to wait until Anniversary Weekend to find out!


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New Archives Online Exhibit: Archival Gems

By - Systems Librarian December 9th, 2015


A new online exhibit is available on the Ohrstrom Library Digital Archives digital image website called Archival Gems: The Gem Tintype Albums of St. Paul’s School. This exhibit features fifteen images from the St. Paul’s School Archives collection taken from the two gem tintype photograph albums shown in the image above. Gem tintypes are tiny photographic images about the size of a postage stamp created using a specialized camera with multiple lenses. These albums date from the late 1860s and represent some of the earliest photographs of students in the archives collection.

Learn more about this interesting early photographic process through these detailed student portraits by clicking HERE.

New Archives Exhibit: A New Chapel For St. Paul’s School

By - Systems Librarian May 30th, 2013

In recognition of the 125th anniversary of the consecration of the New Chapel, a new online and in-library exhibit is now available from Ohrstrom Library Digital Archives.  A New Chapel For St. Paul’s School: Early Photographs of the Chapel of St. Peter and St. Paul can be viewed on the OLDA website as well as in the upper level display case in Ohrstrom Library. The exhibit features photographs of the New Chapel prior to 1895, with photographs selected from the St. Paul’s School archives collection. These photographs show the Chapel as it was originally designed, prior to the completion of the tower and the addition of 1928.

Stop by Ohrstrom Library to view the exhibit or access the online exhibit by clicking HERE.

Ohrstrom Library Digital Archives now on Facebook

By - Systems Librarian September 13th, 2012

Ohrstrom Library Digital Archives now has a page on Facebook.  You can keep up with what is new with the OLDA website, see photographs from the history of St. Paul’s School, get a regular dose of doggerel from Nugalia, among other interesting things.  Click through the link HERE and “like” the Ohrstrom Library Digital Archives Facebook page now, and invite all your SPS friends to do the same!

Welcome Back to Your Library

By - Systems Librarian September 7th, 2012

Welcome to students just beginning their St. Paul’s School experience, and welcome back to those of you with familiar faces.  We look forward to greeting all new faculty and staff as well. The crisp excitement of the new school year is in the air, eagerly blowing across Lower School Pond and up the steps of Ohrstrom Library.  There will be much that is reassuringly familiar when you come into the library, but you will also discover much that is refreshingly new.

New additions include:

  • Thousands of new eBook titles including 14,000 from Project Muse
  • Digitized National Geographic Archive 1888-1994
  • Five streaming BBC Shakespeare plays from Ambrose Video
  • A collection of Global Newspapers, updated daily
  • New book return built into the exterior of Ohrstrom Library’s entryway for convenient after-hours access
  • Enlarged study hall capacity and new group study space created in the reconfigured Bound Periodicals Room
  • Expanded international film holdings and the continued conversion of the VHS collection to DVD format
  • New Facebook page for the Ohrstrom Library Digital Archives
  • Newly cleaned and restored oil painting of John G. Winant now on permanent display in St. Paul’s School Archives

Unchanged is the commitment of the Ohrstrom Library staff to providing the best academic resources possible to St. Paul’s School students, faculty and staff.  Welcome back to your library. – Kevin Barry, Library Director.

Photo courtesy of Bob Rettew ’69

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